03 avril 2020

An underglaze blue and white-decorated celadon-ground brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2141. An underglaze blue and white-decorated celadon-ground brush pot, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) diam., 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The exterior is decorated in relief in underglaze blue and white on a soft celadon ground with five different representations of Kuixing, the demon manifestation of the god of Literature, shown running as he holds various objects... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2139. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The sides are finely decorated in varying tones of blue with a continuous scene of mythical beasts perched on rocks surrounded by a tumultuous ocean, all below decorative bands of key-fret and ruyi-head scroll on either side of a single rib that encircles the neck. ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen (1628-1644)

Lot 2138. A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen (1628-1644); 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is finely decorated on the neck with a continuous landscape scene, above a band of shaped ruyi heads on the midsection and pendent leaves on the lower section. Provenance: Private collection, Japan, acquired in the 1980s.  ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A small blue and white brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1635-1640

Lot 2136. A small blue and white brush pot, Transitional period, circa 1635-1640; 6½ in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The sides are painted with a continuous scene of a scholar standing beside a tree in a garden, as an attendant carrying a wrapped bundle approaches, all between incised double-line borders at the rims. Provenance: Marchant & Son, London, 1991.  ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2134. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is well painted in deep shades of blue with three registers of leafy lotus scroll, all within decorative borders. Provenance: J. Seo, Oriental Art Gallery, New York, April 1969.Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer.The Robert B. Mayer Family Collection.  Exhibited: On loan:... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A pair of large blue and white vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2133. A pair of large blue and white vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17½ in. (44.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each tapering body is decorated with dragons whose tails terminate in floral scroll, all on a blue ground interspersed with large peonies separated by chrysanthemum roundels, below a band of similar decoration on the rounded, canted shoulder, and between further decorative bands at the... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2132. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17¼ in. (43.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is well painted in bright blue tones with ogival-shaped reserves, each enclosing one of the Eight Immortals, four on the neck, two on the convex mid-section, and two on the lower body, all reserved on a diaper ground between various decorative borders. Provenance: Nuri Farhadi,... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2131. A blue and white beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is boldly painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a qilin on one side and a phoenix on the other, separated by tall flowering trees all between borders of key-fret at the neck and foot. A band of pine needles encircles the interior of the mouth, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2116. A very rare blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl is thinly potted with rounded sides flaring to a gently everted mouth rim. The exterior is painted in cobalt of deep sapphire-blue tones with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls'... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 2115. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The dish is well-potted with shallow, rounded sides, and is decorated in the center with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst flower scroll within a double-line border below similar decoration of two racing dragons in the... [Lire la suite]